Hoosier Priarie is the last of the open concept schools that will be remodeled. Approval was granted on March 24, 2014 for Energy System Group for $4,078,844. It is estimated the years of saving to match cost is greater then 15yrs.
With the deterioration of the high school pools, an area aquatics center was proposed. There had been some discussion about a joint effort between School Corp and the county for an Aquatics Center that would have maintained a public areas for water fun similar to the one in Plainfield. An agreement between the two bodies did not develop.
Public Hearings on the pool project consisted of groups of swimmers from the high schools, and the swim club here in Vigo County all in favor. Objections or concerns about the facility where drowned out by the overwhelming amount of swimmers speaking for the project and time.
The project was set at 9.5 million. If the pool project was to exceed 10 million it would have to go to referendum vote. At this present time cost is at 9.8 million. The building is to be constructed in Vorhees Park and Priarieton Road is slated to be widen and paid by the city.
On a side note, Superintendent Tanoos, has made a comment about the possibility of a centralized football building. I will be keeping tabs on this. Is this the beginning of having one centralized high school? Our high schools are reaching the end of their life.
As of April 21, 2014 School Board Meeting update; the bonds for the pool are going out, plans being fine tuned and bid to be awarded at the June 23, 2014 School Board meeting. Construction should begin between June 24 and July 6. The expected completion date is is August 17,2015.
Meeting of School Board of Trustees: July 21, 2014